Freshen up your ink or work on becoming holier than thou at the Tattoo and Body Art Expo. More than 200 tattoo and piercing artists including Gil Montie, Nate Beavers, Mike Chambers, Dan Martin and Chicken Wing will set up shop at the Reliant Center to exhibit their skin-embellishing skills. But if you dont get an appointment or youre not looking to be poked and prodded, you can check out tatted-up folks taking off their clothes. The event features 19 tattoo contests, including a Hot Ass Contest (ladies only) and an Orgasm Contest (which somehow has something to do with tattoos). 2 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. 1 Reliant Park. For information, visit www.bodyartexpo.com. $20 to $45.
Fri., May 22, 2-11 p.m.; Sat., May 23, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., May 24, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., 2009